St. Sharbel Maronite Catholic Church

The Maronite Family of faith welcomes you with peace, joy and love. We invite you to join us. Ahla w salah we say in Arabic (You are most welcome, our home is yours.)

Maronite spirituality, liturgy and traditions come from Antioch-Edessa, Syria as they were known in the Roman Empire at the time of Christ.  The Aramaic language, used in liturgy, is the same language Jesus spoke during his earthly life and ministry.

The Maronite Church, one of the oldest churches of Catholicism, was led by Saint Maron, a priest (350-410 AD) who devotedly taught the Catholic faith, and ministered to many people with his gifts of healing and counsel.  Today in the U.S.A. there are two eparchies (Dioceses) made up of about 75,000 Maronite Catholics. We are in union with Rome and  are part of the one true Catholic Church.

Holy Mysteries (Mass)

Sunday 10:30 am

Wednesday 7:00 pm

First Fridays at 10:30 am


Sundays 9:15 -10:15 am


Sundays 9:00 – 10:00 am

1804 SE 16th Ave, Portland, OR 97214

Tel: (503) 231-3853

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2016 Food Festival Committee

If you are interested in joining our Food Festival Committee please review the list below, and sign up for an area you would like to lead. Contact Agopos at 503-317-4164 or Kitchen: Food preparation Cooking Serving Cleaning Dish washing Grilling /... read more

First Holy Communion

Be sure to congratulate each of this years First Communicants on making their First Holy Communion. Janah Marie Farah Jack Shelby David Grissom Megan Evleen Mary Karam Ella Genevieve Catherine Rask Roukos Tannoury Ambrose Jerard Waldron Olivia Raven West Sophia Rebel... read more

Holy Week at St Sharbel’s

Brothers and Sisters, I wanted to pass along the Holy Week schedule and invite you all to start thinking and planning which liturgies you will be able to attend.  I know some of you will want to come every day, and that is wonderful.  I know some of you will only be... read more

24 Hours for the Lord

The Holy Father has called for the Universal Church to pause and for each parish to be open for 24 hours.  During this time, St Sharbel’s will be open and will offer a period of Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, Mass, Confession, Adoration of the Blessed... read more

Our Call at Lent: Corporal Acts of Mercy

The Holy Father has beautifully directed our attention this year on Mercy.  By reflection of the incredible events of the plan of salvation — that God sent his only Son to us, out of mercy and love for us — we are able to have a glimpse of what we are... read more

Great Lent/ Holy Week at St Sharbels

Lenten/ Holy Week 2016 Click here to find a printable schedule for Lent & Easter Schedule 2016 People focus on fasting and it’s important. As a reminder, the Most Reverend Bishops Elias Zaidan and Gregory Mansour have previously issued the following Lenten... read more

Holy Days Schedule for 2016

Brothers and Sisters, We spoke in church yesterday about the schedule for the rest of the year for Holy Days.  Contained in this schedule are the days that I cannot move without approval from bishop (those in red), and those feasts or days that I can move (the ones in... read more

Our Bishop on EWTN Recently

Our Bishop, Bishop Elias Zaidan, of the Eparchy (Diocese) of Our Lady of Lebanon of Los Angeles, was featured on Fr. Mitch Pacwa’s program “EWTN Live”.  The program aired on 12/23/15, and repeated several times.  The bishop discusses the Maronite... read more

Christmas Greeting from Abouna

For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him might not perish but might have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world might be saved through him. John 3:16-17... read more

Giving to Those with Less this Year

“Naked you clothed me, ill, you cared for me…” At St Sharbel’s we have a long tradition of giving to those who are less fortunate at Christmas time.  It is something that we should be proud of.  It is all too easy to get caught up in the... read more